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Acupuncture and Massage for Depression During Pregnancy
This study evaluates the efficacy of acupuncture and massage for the treatment of depression during pregnancy. The study also examines differential effects of study treatments on delivery outcome and post partum depression.
Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.
Collaborator: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
- Procedure: Acupuncture
- Procedure: Perinatal massage
Inclusion Criteria:- Meet criteria for a current major depressive episode with an HRSD(17)
score of at least 14.
- Ambulatory women (age³18) with a viable pregnancy,
- Pregnancy between 22 and 30 weeks of gestation
- Fluent in English
Exclusion Criteria:- Meeting criteria for a primary Axis I disorder in past 2 months, other
than unipolar depression or social phobia
- Seasonal affective disorder or episode duration of 2 years or more (chronic
- Abnormal results on a laboratory screen that will include a thyroid panel and a drug
- Serious uncontrolled medical conditions or conditions that may be a medical basis of a
- Cluster B personality disorders.
- Confounding treatments for depression, including any psychotherapy, herbs, or
- Current use of any prescribed psychotropic medication or any medication that impacts
- Treatment with ECT or vagal nerve stimulation during the last year.
- Current active suicidal potential necessitating immediate treatment.
- Absence of prenatal care from an OBGYN practitioner in the community.
- Any condition that necessitates bed rest.
Ages Eligible for Study
18 Years - 45 Years
Genders Eligible for Study